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20 Super Cute Repurposed T-Shirt DIYs

20 super cute repurposed t-shirt diys! Upcycle your old tees into home decor, adorable accessories and practical baby items. Repurposed t-shirt diys are a great way to practice zero waste and make use of clothes that still have a little life left in them!

Recently I’ve been doing some research on textile recycling. I’m continually trying to make zero-waste decisions in my life and figuring out what to do with old clothes and linens is one of them. The statistics about how many textiles end up in landfills are fairly appalling. 🙁 Most of us have a few sad or too-small t-shirts stuffed into the backs of our dressers. So rather than send them to the landfill or have to part with sentimental items, I’ve rounded up 20 repurposed t-shirt DIYs. So we can craft our way to a happier planet!

20 super cute repurposed t-shirt diys! Upcycle your old tees into home decor, adorable accessories and practical baby items. Repurposed t-shirt diys are a great way to practice zero waste and make use of clothes that still have a little life left in them!

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Some of these projects would be great ways to save t-shirts that have meaning to you but that you don’t wear anymore. Like concert tees, or the t-shirts from your camp counsellor days.

I love these repurposed t-shirt DIYs because A. they keep some textiles out of the landfill and B. they are super frugal.

It’s too easy to run out to the mall or go online and give in to consumerism culture. Gone are the days of making the most of what we already have.

I’m on a bit of a personal journey towards minimalism and simplifying and I’m at the stage where I’m physically stopping myself from engaging in retail therapy to sooth my complex emotions. I really don’t have the money or the space for that nonsense anymore. Maybe you don’t either. So let’s do this together. Finding ways to re-love the belongings we already have and saving money to pursue the dreams that really matter. One t-shirt at a time!

Ok, enough about me. Here’s the roundup!

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Reversible DIY Cowl with Crochet Edge – T-Shirt Upcycle

Reversible DIY cowl tutorial. Upcycle a couple of t-shirts into a cozy cowl with a pretty crochet edge. A simple zero-waste project to breathe new life into sad items!

In my journey to continue reducing the amount of waste my family produces, I’ve been trying to make as many zero-waste decisions as possible. While cleaning out my closet, I found two t-shirts that were too sad and tired to be given away. Since we already have an abundance of rags, I saved these t-shirts until I came up with a good way to upcycle them. And I finally did a couple of weeks ago! I turned 2 old t-shirts into a pretty, cozy and reversible DIY cowl!

Reversible DIY cowl tutorial. Upcycle a couple of t-shirts into a cozy cowl with a pretty crochet edge. A simple zero-waste project to breathe new life into sad items!

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This t-shirt upcycle is a great way to breathe new life into tired clothing. This would be an awesome way to re-use a graphic tee, or something that’s too sentimental to part with! In my case, it was simply a matter of trying to avoid sending them to the landfill.

You should also check out this post of 20 more ideas for repurposing old t-shirts.

As I wrote this post I realized there were easier ways I could have make the cowl, but oh well. Embrace the imperfections, right?! 😀

How to make a DIY Cowl

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DIY Felt Flower Hair Clips – With Free Pattern

DIY Felt flower hair clip tutorial with free pattern download. Learn how to make this pretty rolled felt flowers with this simple tutorial. Download the free pattern to make these adorable felt flower hair clips. Easy felt flower tutorial. DIY felt flowers are such a pretty accessory!

Felt flowers are kind of my thing. I love any excuse to craft some pretty florals, but I’m starting to run out of places in my house to put them! Unfortunately my boys aren’t too keen to wear felt flowers in their hair, so instead I thought I would start sharing some DIY felt flower tutorials here instead!

DIY Felt flower hair clip tutorial with free pattern download. Learn how to make this pretty rolled felt flowers with this simple tutorial. Download the free pattern to make these adorable felt flower hair clips. Easy felt flower tutorial. DIY felt flowers are such a pretty accessory!

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This is my first DIY felt flower tutorial on The Yellow Birdhouse. Hopefully the first of many actually!

I love designing new patterns, and sharing them is fun!

This cute flower is really easy to assemble, the hardest part is cutting it out. But I’ve got lots of tips for you. 🙂

This is a great beginner-level DIY felt flower tutorial.

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62 Free Birthday Party Printables

62 FREE birthday party printables for kid's birthdays. Cute and clever birthday party ideas. Free birthday party invitations. Free happy birthday banners. Printable cupcake toppers and photo props. Loads of free party pack printables. Plan the perfect kid's party with 62 of the best free birthday printables and ideas.

Recently, both my boys had their birthdays. We had a bowling party and a lego themed party. I like to DIY as much as I can when it comes to celebrations, both because I like being crafty and I like being thrifty!  So I went on the hunt for free printables. I hunted so much and I found so many great free birthday party printables that I had to write a post about it! There are free printable invitations, envelopes, cupcake toppers, banners, photo props and complete party packs.

Don’t forget to pin this post for future birthday parties!

62 FREE birthday party printables for kid's birthdays. Cute and clever birthday party ideas. Free birthday party invitations. Free happy birthday banners. Printable cupcake toppers and photo props. Loads of free party pack printables. Plan the perfect kid's party with 62 of the best free birthday printables and ideas.

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I vetted all of these free birthday party printables, they are all free and awesome! Most of them you just click to download, but some of them you have to sign up to an email list to get access to. It’s worth it though. 🙂 

Free Birthday Party Printables

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Free Bowling Party Printables

Bowling party ideas. Free bowling party printables for a fun kid's birthday party! Download these free bowling party invitations, cupcake toppers, treat bag toppers and free happy birthday bowling banner! Throw a fun bowling party for your kiddo using these free printables and party ideas!

We had a bowling party for my now 7 (eek!) year old last weekend. I had a really hard time finding free bowling party printables though, so I designed a few myself instead. And I love to share, so you can download all of my designs below!

Bowling party ideas. Free bowling party printables for a fun kid's birthday party! Download these free bowling party invitations, cupcake toppers, treat bag toppers and free happy birthday bowling banner! Throw a fun bowling party for your kiddo using these free printables and party ideas!

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My son’s party went remarkably well! No one cried or fought or anything! He had 10 school friends attend, plus his cousins and other family. And everyone had fun!

I only managed to snap a couple of badly lit and fuzzy photos during the party, I was super busy running around keeping everything running smoothly!

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